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Quote of the day No 388

Wednesday 22 November 2017

On the last morning of the cruise, moored by Lower Bittell reservoir near Alvechurch, they were awakened by the throb of a semi-diesel. Long before the boat took shape in dense mist the voices of the crew floated up the canal — ‘female voices conversing in the accents of Roedean or Westonbirt.’ So Tom and Angela were even more surprised when a 70-foot motor boat, Heather Bell, laden with grain, loomed out of the fog. The captain, they were later to learn, was Daphne March, sister of Heather Bell’s owner. Her companion was Kit Gayford, soon thereafter to become a celebrity on the canals when she assumed responsibility for training and supervising the band of young women volunteers who became the famous wartime boatwomen. A few years later, when he and Angela were to split up, his second wife was to be a former member of that elite and sturdy band. When Cressy came through the tunnel and moored at Tardebigge new wharf, 50 yards above the top of the long flight of locks leading down to the Severn at Worcester, it was the end of a phase of her existence. They were not to know it but, when they moored her up that misty morning on September 4th 1941, she was not, apart from some brief trips to Bittell reservoir and back, to move again for nearly five years not until April 1946.

Ian Mackersey - Tom Rolt and the Cressy Years

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